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U.S. lists first bumble bee species as endangered

By Steve Gorman (Reuters) – The rusty patched bumble bee, a prized yet vanishing pollinator once familiar to much of North America, was listed on Tuesday as an endangered species,…

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U.S. to halt expanded use of some insecticides amid honey bee decline

(Reuters) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said on Thursday it was unlikely to approve new or expanded uses of certain pesticides while it evaluates the risks they may…

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Monarch butterfly eyed for possible U.S. endangered species protection

By Laura Zuckerman (Reuters) – Monarch butterflies may warrant U.S. Endangered Species Act protection because of farm-related habitat loss blamed for sharp declines in cross-country migrations of the orange-and-black insects,…

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